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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF HANNS AND ELISABETH WEINBERG AND THE ANTIQUE COMPANY OF NEW YORK

A rare pair of ormolu-mounted Mennecy groups of child musicians
circa 1760
Estimation
4 0006 000
Lot. Vendu 2,400 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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422

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF HANNS AND ELISABETH WEINBERG AND THE ANTIQUE COMPANY OF NEW YORK

A rare pair of ormolu-mounted Mennecy groups of child musicians
circa 1760
Estimation
4 0006 000
Lot. Vendu 2,400 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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A rare pair of ormolu-mounted Mennecy groups of child musicians
circa 1760
finely painted with floral costumes, the first with a girl playing a drum and a boy playing the cello, the rocky base applied with grass and flowers, the second with a girl singing from an open score on her lap and a boy playing bagpipes, on a grassy rockwork base,  on later canted rectangular ormolu bases raised on melon feet with foliate terminals. Drummer girl's head restuck, some further minor restoration and chips.
heights 7 5/8 and 6 7/8 in.
19.5 and 17.5 cm
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Provenance

Property from the Estate of the Late Pauline Riggs Noyes, Collected by Her Father, the Late Karrick Riggs, sold, Parke Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, February 7th, 1947, lot 74

Description

An undecorated example of the group of the drummer girl and cellist is in the Franks Collection, British Museum, published by Aileen Dawson, French Porcelain, A Catalogue of the British Museum Collection, no. 61. A painted example of the second group was in the René Fribourg Collection, sold by Sotheby's London, June 25th, 1963, lot 5 (part).

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